Duration: 4 years full-time with integrated placements
UCAS Code: B230
- We welcome applications from candidates interested in our MPharm programme who have the skills and capability to excel on our course. All candidates are considered on an individual basis based on all previous and predicted qualifications, experience, references and motivation. Applicants are invited to a compulsory interview session where you will meet our staff, experience our facilities and we will explore your attitudes towards a career within healthcare. While we expect applicants to achieve our required entry grades, we will consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below our entry requirements for individuals who demonstrate a strong commitment to and aptitude for healthcare practice (however, initial offers will not be lower than stated below).
- This course requires all applicants to uphold professional standards of behaviour.
- Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements.
- GCSE requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English Language Grade C/4, Maths Grade B/5 and above.
- Find out more about our admissions policy.
- The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.
- We do not normally accept applications from individuals who have studied on an MPharm programme elsewhere, or who have been excluded from another Higher Education Institution on Fitness to Practise grounds from any healthcare programme.
- We are not able to accept applications for second year entry to this course.
- Take a look at our FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions.
A Levels: AAB-ABB in three A level subjects, including Chemistry and at least one other science subject (Biology, Maths or Physics). General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted as part of the offer. You will also need to successfully pass the practical element of your Chemistry and at least one other science.
A level applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.
We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking a maximum of one set of resits. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications. However, if you have had more than one attempt at improving your grades, your application will be considered on an individual basis and we reserve to make an amended (higher) offer, or not make an offer.
IB: 32 points overall, to include 665 at HL, which must include Chemistry and either Biology or Physics at 6. 5 points in HL Maths or 6 points at SL Maths.
- D*DD in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma / National Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science, Laboratory & Industrial Science or Medical Science) together with grade B in A level Chemistry. AS Chemistry is not sufficient.
- DD in BTEC Level 3 Diploma / National Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science, Laboratory & Industrial Science or Medical Science) or Pharmacy Services & NVQ level 3. With these qualifications we also require grades A and B in A level Chemistry and one other A level science subject.
We welcome applications from students who have taken BTEC qualifications as a first option and who achieved five or more GCSEs (including Maths and English) at grade C or above. You must also meet the A level requirements listed above.
We do not consider applications from students who are unsuccessful in obtaining the required number and/or standard of A levels for admission to our programmes and subsequently embark on a BTEC as a second option. Instead we would encourage you to resit your A levels (see our resit policy above).
All BTEC students will also need to successfully pass the Science practical elements of the A level they are taking.
Access to HE: We do not accept Access courses for entry to this degree.
Scottish Highers: AAABB, including Chemistry, Biology and Maths.
Irish Leaving Certificate: AAABB including Chemistry, Biology and Maths and excluding Irish. Physics can be considered in lieu of Biology.
International qualifications: International students can discover more about the qualifications we accept on our international pages.
International Foundation Programme in Science (Aston University): We also welcome international students with equivalent qualifications to apply for our courses. For international students without equivalent qualifications, it is also possible to gain entry to this undergraduate course by completing an International Foundation Programme at Aston University, although please note the progression requirements to our courses, which include successfully passing an interview. International applicants expected to gain foundation diplomas from other providers are welcomed and will be considered on a case by case basis.
Foundation Programme in Science (Aston University): For students with good A level (or equivalent) grades, but who narrowly miss our standard requirements, it is also possible to gain entry to this course by completing a Foundation Year, although please note the progression requirements, which include successfully passing an interview. The minimum A level grades we normally consider for entry to Pharmacy programmes via the Foundation Programme in Science are BBC, including a B in A level Chemistry. We encourage you to apply for entry direct to the 1st year of the MPharm in the first instance.